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Rachel Weisz’ Skin Secrets

We have all felt the discomfort of tight, parched skin when we’ve been out in the sun for too long. This is what’s known as skin dehydration. When there is an imbalance between the intake of water and the amount of water required by skin cells to stay healthy, it results in a dehydrated condition.

It was reported this week that Hollywood actress Rachel Weitz, regularly makes trips to her dermatologist to ensure her skin is hydrated. Its is regularly reported in the press that Rachel looks far younger than her 40+ years, perhaps its all down to her hydrated skin.

One important thing to remember is that there’s a difference between dehydrated and dry skin, although the symptoms are similar. While dehydration is a deficiency of water in the skin, dryness is the result of a loss of oil in the skin. Don’t mistake oily skin for being moisture-loaded. Oily skin has more open pores and this can lead to greater water loss.

Skin is smooth and has elasticity because below the surface water, collagen and hyaluronic acid add volume from beneath. Loss of water means loss of volume, this ultimately results in the onset of wrinkles and ageing skin.

Natura’s Top Tips For Hydrated Skin

Treatment: Rehydration Fillers

Treatment areas include the face, neck, décolletage and hands; designed to replenish the hyaluronic acid lost through ageing, hence hydrating the skin and improving its elasticity and tone.

The procedure involves injecting multiple, small amounts of the hyaluronic acid into the skin

We recommend 3 treatments for the full effect to take, however many patients notice after 2 treatments.

Prices start at £280.00 a treatment.

Products:

Avene Soothing Hydrating serum

Available in 30ml.

£20.00

Intensive soothing and hydrating care for sensitive skin, irritated or weakened by external factors. The Soothing Hydrating Serum is highly concentrated in Avène Thermal Spring Water providing an immediate calming effect. The thermal water is carried by liposomes (patented system) to ensure an optimum long lasting diffusion in the upper layer of the skin. The glycerine improves the skin hydration, suppleness and comfort. Thanks to the delicate formula of the Soothing Hydrating Serum the skin is silky smooth and rebalanced.

Avene Eluage Moisturiser (containing hyaluronic acid)

Available in 30ml

£32.00

Eluage cream is specially formulated for the loss of firmness, deep wrinkles and skin dryness. Based on a patented combination of Retinaldehyde and H.A.F. (Exclusive Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid). Eluage acts by working deep within the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin fibre production. Facial contours are plumped, reshaped and toned, wrinkles are less defined and smoother and skin is nourished and revitalised.

 

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Every (rain) Cloud Has A Silver Lining

The recent heat wave a few weeks back saw parts of the UK experience sunshine hotter than Morocco. Unfortunately, in typical British fashion the summer weather has taken a turn for the worse. Forecasters have revealed that the gales and wet weather is set to stay for the coming weeks.

So as we move the charcoal into the garage and cover up the patio furniture it looks like we will have to rethink our summer plans for the next few weeks.

However every (rain) cloud has a silver lining.

Why not look great when the sunshine finally does re-emerge? We have some great treatments that can have you looking visibly refreshed in less than 2 weeks.

Here is our pick of the best treatments for the washout weeks ahead.

Rehydration Fillers

There is another way to rehydrate.

Rehydration fillers

Treatment areas include the face, neck, décolletage and hands; designed to replenish the hyaluronic acid lost through ageing, hence hydrating the skin and improving its elasticity and tone.

The procedure involves injecting multiple, small amounts of the hyaluronic acid into the skin

We recommend 3 treatments for the full effect to take, however many patients notice after 2 treatments.

Prices start at £280.00 a session.

Laser Dermabrasion

Smooth and clear your skin.

Laser Dermabrasion works without the need of chemicals and is extremely simple, virtually painless and for all ages.

Treatment areas include the neck, hands and décolletage, as well as the face. It is designed for skin that feels lifeless, is patchy or sun-damaged, or has clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, unsightly spots or fine lines and minor scarring.

The procedure involves guiding the Erbium Laser hand-piece across the skin to deeply exfoliate the surface. This process improves the tone and texture of the skin and also reveals new, living skin cells giving you a soft and smooth complexion.

Price start at £250 a session.

So why not take advantage of these great treatments. Call Natura on 01925 398 304 and book your treatment today. We offer discounts on all our treatment courses.

(And remember…. If you are a Natura Rewards Card holder you can earn double points on all treatments during May and June.)

 

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Skin care for Rosacea

If you suffer from rosacea, your skin is likely to be sensitive. So, how can you care for your skin if you have this condition?

Avene Skin Care

Rosacea is a chronic skin problem, characterised by flushing, persistent redness and lumps and bumps on the face and surrounding skin. It worsens with age if left untreated, and can also lead to skin thickening.

Skin Care

Consistent skin care can help with the day to day treating of rosacea.

Look out for rosacea irritants, which can make your skin flare up. Surveys have shown that alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol and peppermint have all been common irritation triggers. Your skin will be sensitive, so try to avoid harsh cleansing products such as astringents and exfoliating agents.

For sensitive skin, fragrance free skin care and make up products are essential, and even more so if you’re prone to rosacea. Fragrances added to skin care products are often irritating for skin, so make sure to invest in some gentle, allergy tested products.

Using minimal products will reduce the chances of irritating your skin and causing a flare up. You can also look for products that have multiple functions which will reduce the number of individual products you’re using.

Make sure to test all your skin care products first before applying them to your face. Try it on a small patch on your neck, for example – if you find the product irritates your skin, make a note of the ingredients and obviously avoid the product itself.

Rosacea irritants vary from person to person, so make sure you’re using your own skin as a guide.

Rosacea Treatments

If you want to tackle rosacea head on, Natura offer some targeted treatments that can give marked improvements. Using medical grade lasers, we can trigger the healing processes within the skin and blood vessels and address the problem at the source.

If you suffer from rosacea, sensitive skin care is extra important – but our gold standard of treatment can help you to reduce the appearance of the condition, restoring your self confidence and revealing a glowing complexion.

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What causes my Rosacea to flare up?

“Doctor… I am an active guy who really enjoys being outdoors at the weekend, but after a couple of hours outdoors I have noticed that my skin is becoming red and irritated, what should I do?”

Rosacea is a more common skin condition than most people think… In the UK, over five percent of the population is currently suffers from it.

And it isn’t just us regular folk who are unfortunate enough to have it. Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger, and more closer to home Carol Smiley have all publically acknowledged that they have also been suffering with Rosacea.

Surprisingly, in a lot of Rosacea cases it isn’t just the redness that bothers patients, but the irritating, burning sensation that comes with the skin condition. This can flare up significantly when exposed to the elements.

A commonly asked question that sufferers ask their doctor or dermatologist is “I know I have Rosacea, but what is causing my Rosacea to flare up all the time?”

Rosacea triggers need to be looked at on a case-by-case basis, but in many situations the triggers tend to be the same. A frequent suggestion by medical professionals is to keep a diary and write down any diet, lifestyle and environmental changes that occur around flare-ups.

A study conducted by the National Rosacea Society in the US, interviewed 1066 sufferers and asked them from their personal experience what they believed were the most commonly associated triggers of Rosacea flare-up’s.

Rosacea Triggers

That’s all well and good some may say, but how am I to get rid of it? Or at least minimise the incidence of flare ups?

Lifestyle changes can be tough and in some cases unrealistic. Sufferers who are particularly fond of the outdoors, maintain an active lifestyle or simply enjoy having a few drinks at the weekend; advice to maybe go a little easier on these activities, can fall on deaf ears.

If you suffer from Rosacea and these lifestyle changes are not something you would be willing to compromise, then realistically you will have to look into either having a course of laser treatment or to see what medication you could perhaps take. If this is the case then you should always seek advice from a qualified, medical professional.

Remember, everyone’s skin is different and there are many different categories of Rosacea. A laser treatment or course of medication that that works on one patient may not necessarily work as well on another.

An experienced doctor or dermatologist should be able to advise you on the best course of action to treat both your Rosacea, and to minimise flare ups in the future.

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A treatment with a difference

At Natura Skin Clinic, we’re proud to offer a range of high quality treatments that can result in a natural, more youthful look. We are always taking stock of the huge range of treatments available across the globe and today we have stumbled upon some rather interesting, if rather unique skin treatments. If you are a fan of the great outdoors or getting up close and personal with nature, these skin and body treatments could be right up your street.

 

Slithering Success

Book a trip to Israel and treat yourself to a snake massage. Yes. A Snake massage, this basically involves lying back and letting snakes wriggle around on your body, they are apparently, rather soothing, but probably not the best choice for those with a snake phobia.

Cheers to chill-axing

A hot Beer bath can do your skin wonders, the mineral infused water mixed with dark beer in the Chodovar brewery in Czechoslovakia and great benefits for the body, the froth from the beer is a great bubble bath and softens skin, try to resist tasting the bath water.

Wondrous Water

Standing under a huge waterfall may not be everyone’s idea of a fantastic treatment, but the pressure has been found to provide an incredible natural massage.You can choose from the glorious falls in Thailand or the peaceful watery world of Canada

Hot n Cold

Cryotheraphy is the process of changing the body temperature to stimulate blood flow, in Finland you can go and sit yourself in an icebox to cool the body, but you can only do this type of treatment for a few minutes because of the extreme temperatures.

Most of the treatments involved booking a trip away to a far flung country, however if you fancy something a little closer to home that doesn’t involved snakes, Natura Skin Clinic has a huge range of effective, pampering treatments for you.

 

 

 

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